Beach Towers Rezoning Public Hearing – Feb.5

The rezoning application for 1600 Beach Avenue will go to a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 5th at City Hall.

Sign up to speak and read the details of the application here.

WERA President, Christine Ackermann, is quoted in this Jan.30th Georgia Straight article about the rezoning of Beach Towers:

Christine Ackermann doesn’t agree with the way city staff has addressed the affordability aspect of the Beach Towers project. The president of the West End Residents Association considers as a “misnomer” the comparison made by staff between the anticipated monthly rents to the costs of home ownership for average properties in the West End.

“We should be talking about affordability in terms of the percentage of your income, and not a renter’s income compared to an owner’s income,” Ackermann told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.